Japan’s Three Best Onsen
Gero onsen – (Gifu Prefecture, Honshu)
Located around 45 minutes by train from Takayama, it has been known as a hot spring resort since the 10th century. The waters here are said to help relieve certain medical conditions as well as relieving fatigue and aiding skin complexion and skin tone.
Kusatsu Onsen – (Gunma Prefecture, Honshu)
Located around 3 hours from Tokyo by train and bus, the town has been known as a hot spring resort for many centuries. The source of the hot spring water is the nearby Mount Kusatsu-Shirane and it is said to have fantastic health benefits.
Arima Onsen – (Hyogo Prefecture, Honshu)
A hidden treasure, this hot spring resort is located around 40 minutes by train from Kobe and around an hour and a half from Kyoto. With more than a thousand years of history, the oldest onsen town in Japan, Arima Onsen has become a well-known hot spring retreat where the waters are said to have unique healing properties.